Tag Archives: Childhood Obesity

Food Isn’t Fixed. But We Are Fixing It Now.

2015. It’s hard to believe we’ve marked fifteen years in the new millennium. “2015” feels like that emblematic far-off year in a fantastical ‘80s movie. In that version of now, cars flew (or drove themselves?), eyeglasses displayed our email (oh … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…Steal Their Playbook

“We are simply not winning the war. And it is a war.” Todd Putman, a former chief of marketing for Coca Cola North America, minced no words as he strolled across the stage at the 2014 Childhood Obesity Bay Area … Continue reading

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Flipping the Pyramid: “Cereal Killers” and the Scourge of Sugar

On January 29, 2014, I was privileged to view a screening of Donal O’Neill’s new hour-long documentary, “Cereal Killers.” The Kickstarter-backed film follows O’Neill (producer and protagonist) through Cape Town as he embarks on a medically-supervised departure from the routine … Continue reading

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Rethinking the obesity paradigm (part 1)

This is the first part of a post I’ve been meaning to write for many months now, ever since the second annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area (COBA) Conference, held in February (I know, an embarrassingly long time ago – blame … Continue reading

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Eco Top Chef: Engaging Middle Schoolers in the Food System

I had the pleasure this weekend of attending the Eco Top Chef Marin final competition: the culmination of two months of food and cooking education for groups of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from seven middle schools across Marin County. … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Nation: what the experts say

I haven’t had time to watch this highly-anticipated HBO mini-series yet but I have enjoyed reading the reactions of my favorite bloggers. I’ve listed them all below if you want to check them out. Consensus is that the series brings … Continue reading

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Nest Collective: Innovation in Consumer Packaged Goods

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Neil Grimmer, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Nest Collective: “the next generation consumer packaged goods company.” Neil spoke at the GSB this afternoon and I was also lucky enough to spend 30 … Continue reading

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